Letters: Mar. 24, 1997

THE NEXT CHINA

Congratulations on your inspiring cover story on Deng Xiaoping, the heroic Chinese leader whose vision, guts, iron will and economic reforms helped modernize his country and ensure Asia-Pacific progress [THE NEXT CHINA, March 3]. History will remember Deng along with Emperor Shih Huang-Ti and Mao Zedong, statesmen whose human flaws should not detract from their many far-reaching achievements. Deng's success in reforming China has as its legacy Asian prosperity, free enterprise, peace and stability. WILSON Y. LEE FLORES Quezon City, the Philippines

Exactly what was Deng's contribution? Opening China to the rest of the world and creating wealth...

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